The hashtag #FixTheCountry dominated the headlines last week. This was reinforced by disaffected Ghanaians – mostly young people who say their leaders have let them down.
This movement, which had the support of all parties to the political division, led to the resolution of some protests in the streets of Accra on May 9 even though the protest was not due to a court order.
In response to the national uproar, Ghana’s Finance Minister Ofori Atta said the government had heard the screams of young people and was moving quickly to resolve issues that bother them.
presence. Ken Ofori Atta stated in a press briefing that in the coming weeks, the nation is sure to see improvement in employment as well as basic amenities such as a safe and adequate water supply to areas in need.
He pointed out that the government is working around the clock to secure more jobs, in partnership with the private sectors, so that young people are employed.
Most importantly, the minister urged the young people who started the hashtag #FixTheCountry to equally tweet with a different hashtag #FixItTogether.